The Zen bathroom is defined by clean lines combined with essences and organic textures and colors. Earth tones such as greens, browns, beiges, and blues will introduce natural beauty to your space.
All of the bathroom's objects and elements should be thoughtfully placed to achieve a sense of harmony. Keeping your design simple but lovely will improve the room's flow and eliminate clutter—both important to support your mind, body, spirit, and physical well-being.
When designing your bathroom, consider how the following five elements can give the room a spa-like feel and truly make it a calming, welcoming space.
The element of wood is natural, symbolizing spring, growth and plant life. Wood energy is expansive, nurturing and versatile. Incorporate items such as bamboo flooring, sisal rugs, teak mats, wooden cabinets, plants, and fluffy cotton towels to bring wood's qualities into the bath.
The element of fire has an energy of passion, summer, honor, and heat. Just a little fire in the bathroom goes a long way. Fire elements for the bathroom include burning candles, light fixtures, man-made materials and symbols, or artwork depicting the sun.stone inlay flooring.
The element of metal represents solidity, strength, and the ability to contain objects. Metal elements will likely find their way into your bathroom by necessity, as they are found in accessories such as towel bars, cabinet hardware, faucets and shower fixtures, and clocks.glass backsplashes, mirrors, meandering patterns, fish tanks, small fountains, and artwork (or an authentic view) of rivers, lakes, or streams.
You deserve to come home to a beautiful, relaxing space that balances your mind, body and spirit. By thoughtfully designing your bathroom with the natural elements in mind, you can achieve the Zen you're looking for.